Friday, 2 February 2007

The Immigrants Are Coming! The Immigrants Are Coming!

Now if it were any other community leader ranting about immigrants being "beggars", "handicapped people" and "prostitutes" who were destroying native culture and infecting everyone with AIDS one would expect swift denunciations (or maybe not given how multiculturalism is such a dirty word these days) but obviously some cultures are purer and better than others and some leaders purer and better than others...

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the latest rant by the ultimate good man himself, the Dalai Lama!

Now I'm not saying that economic development is not eroding traditional values in Tibet, but I wonder how many Tibetans are embracing these changes in the hopes of 'getting ahead'. Would they agree Tibet should have remained an unchanged and unchanging feudal theocracy for all time?


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